Poland – Shigella sonnei outbreak linked to Rainbow Gathering

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European health officials are reporting a Shigella sonnei outbreak among participants of a Rainbow Gathering in the south-east of Poland.

Between 5 and 10 August 2018, 45 participants presented with gastroenteritis symptoms, 14 of these tested positive for Shigella sonnei. The event took place between 13 July and 11 August and so it is likely that most participants, which come from many countries within the EU, have now left the area.

Last year, a typhoid outbreak was linked to the European Rainbow gathering that took place in Tramonti di Sopra, Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, Italy.

 

 

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